Johannes Burman to Carl Linnaeus,
8 April 1760 n.s.
L2717. Johannes BurmanJohannes Burman (1707-1779). Dutch.
Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Burman is pleased to see that Linnaeus enjoys the arrival of his son [Nicolaas Laurens BurmanBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
Next Sunday the son will start his journey via Osnabruck, Hamburg, and Denmark, and then he will come to Linneaus as soon as the weather conditions permit. He did not dare to go when it was very cold and could not start earlier because of much pleurisy and other inflammatory and rheumatic illness in the country.
Burman is sorry about the bulbs that Linnaeus has not received yet. If they have become rotten Burman can supply other that he has in duplicate.
Burman has once seen in the Leiden University Botanic Garden a plant of Sisyrinchium palmae folio, which Linnaeus mentions. It resembles Ixia in his American plants [Burman refers to his editing of Plantarum Americanarum fasciculus primus[-decimus]Plumier, Charles Plantarum
Burmanís son will bring succulent shoots and a lot of seeds.
Burman is grateful for what Linnaeus has done concerning the Ferraria and other things. He hopes to be able to repay him or his son [Carl Linnaeus the YoungerLinnaeus the Younger, Carl